A Winner and Another Book Review & Giveaway! Crafting with Cat Hair!
We have a Big Winner for the Microcrafts book giveaway! Congratulations to Mary Goutermont Standard! Congratulations Mary! I will be contacting you shortly to send you your fabulous prize.
And if you are not Ms. Mary, don’t be too sad, because I have another fun crafting book from Quirk to giveaway today. This time it is Crafting with Cat Hair.
Yeah, that’s what I said. Crafting with Cat Hair.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Eww.” But lets step away from your usual image of the pile of dusty cat hair under your couch for a second and think about this rationally. Cat hair, brushed lovingly from your cat, really isn’t any grosser than, say, the sheep’s wool used to make felt. Or the rabbit fur used for an angora sweater. See? Yeah, you’re coming around. Let’s talk about it some more and see if I can fully convince you.
I made portraits of my two girls, Babs and Lolita, using the techniques in this book.
See?? Cuter than you thought, right? And there are a bunch of very cute projects in here, and some surprisingly sophisticated ones. I was surprised at how beautiful some of the projects were.
The book was originally published in Japan and was picked up by Quirk and translated to English. It definitely has that translated-from-Japanese feel to it, too. There are pictures of cats throughout the book with talking bubbles coming from them saying silly things.
Definitely a fun, funny gift to give to a cat-loving crafter. And it’s less than 10 bucks on Amazon! And it’s even LESS if you win my copy!
Here’s how to win it:
Only ONE entry per person. Let me know in the comments that you either:
Liked Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! on Facebook. (or followed me on whichever social media site floats your boat: Twitter, Pinterest, Google Friend Connect. Whatevs. I’m not picky.)
Voted for Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! in the Babble Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs. No sign-ups, just one click 🙂
Once again, pretty please, only ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
Make sure I have a way to contact you if you win – an email address or a username to message you via Facebook, Twitter, Etsy convo, Blogger, etc.
I will select one winner from the comment pool using random.org.
Giveaway is open to US residents only.
Giveaway ends Friday, October 21, 2011, at noon PST.
Giveaway closes on Friday, October 21, 2011, at noon PST. Comment datestamps must be recorded by that date/time to be eligible. Winner will be chosen by random drawing and will be announced on the same day the giveaway closes. The giveaway is open to US residents. Minors under the age of 18 must have parental/guardian permission to enter (if you are under 18, we will need to contact your parent(s)/guardian if you win and make sure they said it was okay-so ask permission before you enter). I will announce the winner on my blog and make a reasonable attempt to contact the winner. You may wish to leave your email address in your comment, or a place where I can message you via Facebook, Twitter, Etsy, etc. If the winner doesn’t respond within 10 days, a new winner will be chosen. Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! (Marigold Haske) is not responsible for loss/damage of the winning item in shipping. If the winner wishes to purchase shipping insurance s/he may do so before it is shipped. By entering this giveaway, you are complying to the official rules as they have been laid out here 🙂
Blogger’s Full Disclosure: Marigold Haske received a free copy of Crafting with Cat Hair from Quirk Books. This is the book that is being given away. No other compensation was received for this review.
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